Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway for Murder in the Family by Ramona Richards, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Murder in the Family
Author: Ramona Richards
Publisher: Firefly Southern Fiction
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Greed Poisons Even The Sweetest Well
Storm chaser Molly McClelland must return to her small Alabama hometown when she unexpectedly inherits her hoarder aunt’s house . . . and all of its contents.
Despite her suspicions that her aunt was murdered, Molly wants nothing more than to sell everything and get back to the life she loves. Especially once her homecoming reignites the decades-old family conflict that drove her away in the first place. But when Molly uncovers caches of cash, journals revealing secrets-and a body-amongst the stockpiles, she finds herself locked in a cat-and-mouse dance with a deadly endgame.
Molly teams with local sheriff, Greg Olson, to find the truth. But will her determination and his skills be enough, or will the killer-or killers-put an end to their efforts once and for all?
If ever there was a book that fit the adage “Don’t judge a book by its cover,” it aptly applies to Murder in the Family. The author is new-to-me, so I have no idea what to expect when I opted to read this book, but I am so glad I did.
Murder in the Family asked all the perfect “What if” questions. Imagine a girl storm-chaser who lives out of her jeep, owning only the bare minimum, is suddenly given the responsibility to distribute the belongings of an absolute hoarder.
Molly hates stuff (junk, material possessions) and feels that the quest for belongings destroyed her family. She’s spent her adult life running from the small town where she was raised and everyone in it. Now, at the most inopportune time she is called home to deal with her deceased aunt’s estate.
This book combines the feel of a cozy mystery with a romantic suspense. Murder in the Family has lots of quirky characters with names like Bird and Lyric. At moments the story became overly descriptive which slowed down the general plot, but it helps you to feel the overwhelming pressure that Molly herself faced.
I highly recommend this book for lovers of cozy mysteries and romantic suspense. Also, for those who enjoy watching “Hoarders” and other such reality shows.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ramona Richards is the associate publisher for Iron Stream Media, the parent company of New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Kidz, and Ascender Books. She has been an in-house editor for Abingdon Press, Thomas Nelson, Rutledge Hill Press, and Ideals magazine, and has freelanced for a dozen other publishers. The author of nine novels, three books of devotions, and numerous magazine articles, she is a frequent speaker for women’s and writers’ groups, and has presented at numerous conferences across the country. Her latest book, Murder in the Family, released in October from Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
(1) winner will receive two signed copies of Murder in the Family by Ramona Richards (it’s Christmas!), a $15 Visa gift card, and a signed copy of one of the author’s older books!
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